Training

Here are the next training opportunities from RVA and its partners.


Need help finding training for your charity or community group?

RVA regularly hosts the following training sessions on topics to help you run your charity or community group. If you cannot find dates for these above, or have other requests for training to support the running of your group, please contact training@rva.org.uk for more information:

  • Trustee Training
  • Treasurer Training
  • Data Protection training
  • Safeguarding training
  • Volunteer Management Training
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

Looking for personal development training for volunteers and service users?

If you are looking for individual personal development training for your volunteers or service users, take a look at our Social Action and Volunteering Training Hub.


Other local and national training providers for charities?

As well as the above training, you can access online training on an ongoing basis through the following local and national organisations:

Governance and finance

NCVO
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) offer virtual and other training options for charities on a range of topics such as trustee governance, fundraising and safeguarding. They have a reduced price for members. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30,000 can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.
Training: https://booking.ncvo.org.uk/training
Pre-recorded webinars: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCVOonline/featured

The FSI – Essential Trustee Series
Free short introductory videos on essential trustee responsibilities as set out in CC3 guidance from the Charity Commission. Good basic introduction for any new trustees or those needing a refresher: https://www.thefsi.org/essential-trustee-videos

The Cranfield Trust
Offer support for charities including training and events on a range of topics from financial management, and cash-flow forecasting.
Training and events: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/155-events
Pre-recorded webinars: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/166-webinars

Small Charities Coalition
Offering training and events for those who manage small charities.
https://www.smallcharities.org.uk/training


Safeguarding training

Brighter Futures for Children – refresher elearning for universal safeguarding children
This session is a free elearning refresher training for anyone who has already completed a face to face or Zoom session in the past, and just needs a refresher.
https://elearning.berkshirewestsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/login/

RBC Adult Social Care Training
RBC offer a range of adult social care training such as Safeguarding Adults Level 1 and Domestic Abuse training. This can also be attended by staff and volunteers of voluntary and community groups. Please see their website https://www.reading.gov.uk/children-and-education/adult-learning/care-training/adult-social-care-training/ or contact Learning and Workforce Development Team via email on training@reading.gov.uk

Safe CIC
Safe CIC offer a range of accredited safeguarding e-learning for organisations who deliver services to children and adults. They also have a course for safeguarding for trustees.
https://safecic.co.uk/e-shop/all-categories/category/13-online-training

NSPCC
NSPCC offer online safeguarding training for organisations who deliver services to children and young people. They also have a trustee safeguarding course.
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/our-elearning-courses

 


First Aid, Health and Safety, and Cyber Security

IHASCO 

Providing online training approved by the Health & Safety Executive, at £25+VAT or reduced for price for multiple purchases.

Online first aid training

Online food safety training 

Future Learn / Public Health England

Covid-19 Psychological First Aid for front line workers and volunteers. This is a free course that can be completed in your own time online.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Free cyber security elearning for small organisations for staff, volunteers and trustees to self-learn. This covers the basics of how to keep your organisation cyber safe.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/training/cyber-security-for-small-organisations-scorm-v2/scormcontent/index.html#/

 


Fundraising

CAF
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) offer a free online tool to better understand the fundamentals of fundraising.
https://www.cafonline.org/charities/fundraising/fundraising-fundamentals

The FSI
The Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI) offer reduced price online training on various fundraising topics to member organisations. (Membership is free for most charities but you will need to subscribe in advance to take advantage of the reduced training rates)
https://www.thefsi.org/e-learning

NCVO
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) offer a range of online training including some fundraising related training such as preparing a fundraising strategy and writing bids https://booking.ncvo.org.uk/training

 


Employment

ACAS
ACAS offer free e-learning, webinars and resources, and paid for online training options for those who manage staff.
https://www.acas.org.uk/training


Befriending

Befriending Networks UK provide a comprehensive range of training materials and support from online webinars and courses to bespoke sessions.  Costs range from free to different rates for members and non-members. Details at www.befriending.co.uk/training-events/

East Riding Voluntary Action’s Top Tips for Telephone Befriending: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9rm8EU6PiE&feature=youtu.be

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